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Short two hours on the bike and a visit to Fort George .

Yesterday after I took an old battered television that was Fly tipped on the Dava Way to the Recycling in Elgin then I went for a cycle for a couple of hours. Sadly last week I did not get out … Continue reading

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The joys of climbing and walking that live forever in your memories!

The joys of climbing and Mountaineering. These are experiences that never leaves your memory? It is amazing the effect that Mountaineering can have in your life! Many climb / walk for a few years when they are young then get … Continue reading

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A few memories of Ben Nevis – the 4 ridges in a day and my first call -out on Ben Nevis in 1972.

Yesterday I met a old mate Dougie who now works with the SAR helicopter at Bristows in Inverness as an engineer. We had a coffee in Elgin and he was talking about his days on the RAF Kinloss MRT in … Continue reading

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Double booked – Ben Nevis and Beinn Eighe in two weeks time. Some of the tale of the memorial on Beinn Eighe.

Busy weekend coming up soon 19/20 the June  booked for a day on  Ben Nevis with Jenny  Val and pals then the Sunday over to Beinn Eighe in Torridon for a walk into the Lancaster Crash on the wild Coire … Continue reading

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Take nothing but photos leave nothing but footprints? Teallach my dog some new photos.

People ask me about tips for the hills I say learn to navigate ,get fit and take photos from day 1. In my early days it was a costly thing to do taking photos  but nowadays it is so easy … Continue reading

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Running on empty ?

I went for a bike run today was planning a big cycle ( for me) but had no energy ! I returned after an hour I feel like a wasted day. It’s not been a great week as felt a … Continue reading

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A visit to RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue and the Tale of the Abseil Post on Carn Mor Dearg /Ben Nevis now gone.

Yesterday was an easy day and i had to visit RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team for a photo for “the Cycle to Syracuse USA”  in late October.  It was my first visit to RAF Lossiemouth and thanks for Shane ( … Continue reading

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